well I bridged a car!!!!

Discussion in 'Road Stories' started by earthbrown, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. IrishMike202

    IrishMike202 <strong>"Ireland-It's My Island"</strong>

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    Great money but sounds like a lot of responsibility. My luck, all the cars would fall off the thing.
     
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  3. Pur48Ted

    Pur48Ted Road Train Member

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    Good Luck in your new job...keep us updated and thanks for the breakfast last week.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I salute the car guys. Not my cup of tea though. Cars are too fragile. I'd prefer heavy machinery.
     
  5. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    Cars are easy to haul... when they're crushed flat and goin' to the scrap yard!

    :biggrin_255:

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    Shaggy Thanks this.
  6. 379PETEharleydavidson

    379PETEharleydavidson Bobtail Member

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    My first ld.of crushed cars 4-5yr. ago was my last. I worry'd about something falling off and going throu someone's windshield. I stayed in the right lane as much as i could to keep the risk kinda down to 1 side. I stoped about every 50mi. grab'ed my hack-saw and cut off whatever was flooping in the wind.
    Maybe "IF" you had one of the braided-steel-tarps to keep it all covered it would'nt be so bad.
    That was a flatbed deal and ive got a stepdeck now,everybody to their oun thing,NO more cruched cars for me...
     
  7. Highballin

    Highballin Road Train Member

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    I worked for a man that bought a F150 brand new two weeks later had it detailed.They found glass all under and behind the seat dealership found out transport hit overpass so they had to buy it back.Said the truck could not be sold as a new one.Think they had to wholesale it.
     
  8. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I've hauled three loads of crushed. 2 for a guy I was working for at the time, and 1 when I was O/O. Never again on a trailer I own. All the grease and oil drips out and makes the deck NASTY.

    Crushed cars is on Landstar's do not haul list for the reasons you mentioned. The liability is too much.
     
  9. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Had they really hit an over pass they would have had a custom convertible F150.
    My guess is they probably hit some thing else like a street light or some thing hanging down like that.
     
  10. The_possum

    The_possum Bobtail Member

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    aint that the truth, we haul them in open top trailers to.. just pack them in from the top..

    i was talking to a car hauler last week, he was saying how he can haul 9 or 10 cars, depending on the size.. I laughed a bit, thinking to myself "I usually fit 15, plus misc. sheet iron"
     
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